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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Sebastian County habitual offender picks up 20-year sentence on drug, obstruction charges

A 54-year-old Fort Smith woman who has been in Sebastian County Detention Center for a number of weeks is headed to the Arkansas Department of Corrections after drawing a twenty-year sentence on various drug related charges last week in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Lisa Ann Taylor, who's address listed with the court system is not actually a residence in the city of Fort Smith, entered the plea deal last Friday on possession of meth with a purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing government operation charges. She was sentenced as an habitual offender and given 20 years in the state prison system with 20 additional years suspended.

According to information from Sebastian County Detention Center, Taylor has been incarcerated in the SCADC since the last day of last year on various charges. She is listed with the Arkansas Department of Corrections as being a Sebastian county "on hold" inmate awaiting transfer to the ADC since December 21st 2020.

Her latest arrest violated her parole for a number of infractions which she was scheduled to do six years in prison back in 2020. At that time she was arrested for forgery, possession of forgery device, theft by receiving credit or debit card, furnishing prohibited items, possession of meth or cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use or possess paraphernalia concealing control substances.

According to information from the ADC, Taylor was evaluated as a Little Rock parolee in September of 2022 after being housed in the McPherson unit since May of 2021.

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